TASC’s primary purpose is to promote the overall well-being of adults and juveniles through the provision of high quality substance abuse and mental health services. This purpose is achieved via a menu of TASC services including: Laboratory urinalysis drug testing services, assessment/evaluation, referral to appropriate treatment, treatment counseling, client case management and monitoring, special education programs, consultation services.
TASC's laboratory is accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) under the CAP Forensic Drug Testing Program (AU-ID: 1050328). TASC is also certifed through the federal Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) under CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act) regulations (CLIA ID#: 3D0938729). These certifications involve onsite inspections plus rigorous proficiency testing, staffing, education and training requirements. The laboratory follows recommendations of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (formerly National Institute on Drug Abuse) for their testing procedures, still complying with all CAP and CLIA guidelines. The American Probation and Parole Association’s Drug Testing Guidelines are followed in areas where applicable for our contractual needs.
TASC adheres to very high standards in our specimen collection and testing procedures for criminal justice agencies as well as our private accounts. We utilize the visual monitoring procedure for the criminal justice sample collection process at all our TASC facilities. Legal accountability is documented by strict chain-of-custody procedures, adherence to federal and state requirements for confidentiality is followed and expert testimony is offered when required. TASC laboratory performs a wide range of state-of-the-art testing methodologies from enzyme immunoassay to Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry, the latter of which is currently the most specific and sensitive methodology available for drug confirmations.
TASC serves as an established counseling agency which is approved and licensed by the Division of Behavioral Health in the Department of Health Services. TASC has over 20 years of experience in meeting the behavioral health needs of adult and juvenile clients within the Phoenix metropolitan area. A great deal of TASC’s experience has been working with high risk youth involved in the criminal justice system.
The laboratory at TASC has over 20 years experience in servicing criminal justice clients and private sector corporations, including, but not limited to:
Adult and Juvenile Probation and Parole Pre-Trial Services Drug Courts Domestic Relations Courts Corporate Testing / Drug Free Workplace programs Small Businesses Healthcare professionals High school and college students Drug treatment facilities / "Halfway" houses Walk-In Adult and Juvenile clients
Whether your business or organizational requirements are large or small, the TASC laboratory can create personalize custom programs to best suit your drug testing needs.